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•Re: = rather than =~ ?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Jan 01, 2004 at 17:21 UTC ( #318134=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to = rather than =~ ?

Good catch!

That should have been =~! Where were you when that was being tech reviewed? Or where was my brain when I was typing that?

Thanks... I'll add it as an errata.

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Re: •Re: = rather than =~ ?
by pg (Canon) on Jan 01, 2004 at 20:15 UTC

    This note might confuse newbies, so I thought just add a comment.

    "That should have been =~!"

    What merly said is that, that was a typo, and not what he wanted. (As you can see, he is the owner of that web page.)

    But as a Perl statement, it is absolutely valid, and jweed has already given a full explanation.

Re: •Re: = rather than =~ ?
by diotalevi (Canon) on Jan 01, 2004 at 23:01 UTC
    Goodness. And all this time I thought you had /meant/ it that way.

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